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Parish News for Reformation Sunday (Observed)

Reformation Sunday (Observed)

30 October 2022


The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace

“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35).  For He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).


Parish News

Altar Flowers   are given to by Mr. James Latta in memory of Laney Keller.

Christmas Poinsettia Order Form   is on the table in the Narthex.  Poinsettias are $11. Please write your name under “donated by” and, if you would like, a name of a person you would like to remember or honor.  Orders are due November 14.

Reformation Mittagessen/Volunteer Fair  Please to join us on today following Divine Service for German foods- bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and more. A canned food drive area will be set up to collect non-perishable foods to help fill our local food pantries and offer assistance to those in need.  The Deacons will host a volunteer fair which will highlight each board’s responsibilities and how it supports Immanuel. Please take time to stop by each table to see how your time and talents can best be used. Deacons and board members will be available to answer any questions including questions regarding our ongoing pastoral call process.

YPI Game Day – Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 will be a YPI Game Day at church.  We’ll have some multiplayer games on the Wii and on the Switch and a whole variety of board games.  Plus lots of popcorn and other snacks.  Bring your favorite game(s) and a snack to share.  RSVP to Amy Cracraft by email (amycracraft@gmail.com) or text (573-200-6021).

All Saints’ Day Divine Service   will be Sunday, November 6. Please submit your loved one to be named during the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed by completing the bulletin insert or contact the office at 812.232.4972 or stacy.gibbens@ielcth.org before Monday, November 31.

Volunteers Needed to run the iPad playing the organ.  Volunteers should be communicant members of Immanuel, age 18 years or older.  Training provided.  Sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the parish office or contact Kris Wineinger at wineingerkris@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Paths to Lutheranism Series… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  You can listen to stories of guests who have come to Lutheranism from Islam, Mormonism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism and more.  You’ll find the series at issuesetc.org/pathstolutheranism.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   Reformation Sunday (Observed)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Reformation Mittagessen/Volunteer Fair, 12:00 pm
  • Study of the Book of Concord, 7:00 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 6:00 pm
  • Council of Deacons, 8:00 am
  • Youth Catechesis, 9:00 am
  • YPI Game Day, 1:00 pm
Next Sunday
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Choir Rehearsal, 9:45 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30am
  • First of the Month Fellowship, 12:00 pm
  • Congregational Assembly, 2:00 pm

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